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dog body-language - and why it matters so much...

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by leashedForLife, Feb 22, 2010.


  1. Mike7788

    Mike7788 PetForums Junior

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    Hey.
    Thanks, I'll be sure to give them a watch. Looking to enhance my knowledge of dog body language greatly!
    Although a lot of these links no longer exist, I'll look up what is still here.
    Feel free to post even more relevant articles :)
     
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  2. leashedForLife

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    QUOTE, Mike7788:

    Hey.
    Thanks, I'll be sure to... watch. Looking to enhance my knowledge of dog body language greatly!
    Although a lot of these links no longer exist, I'll look up what is still here.
    Feel free to post even more relevant articles :)

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    Sorry to hear some? / many? links are defunct, but Trish King's clips on UTube haven't vanished. :)
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    Here's all her stuff, including the Brown Bag talks...

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Trish+King,+dogs
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  3. Mike7788

    Mike7788 PetForums Junior

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    Yeah, the second post you have made in this thread 'a rich source of links', doesn't seem to work. Also some of the videos I cannot access because they are private.
    But, I have purchased the Brenda Aloff Dog Body Language book which should be arriving either today or tomorrow!!
     
  4. leashedForLife

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    QUOTE, Mike7788:

    ...the second post ... 'a rich source of links', doesn't seem to work.
    Also some linked videos I can't access because they're private.
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    That's a major problem with the 'Net, it's not a library with a Dewey-Decimal shelving system, where so long as no-one steals the book nor shelves it in the wrong place, IT'S THERE -
    Web pages are removed, moved, altered, access is privatized, etc. Entire websites are taken down; the progressive desensitization program for doorbell / knocking reactivity by a well-known Vet-Behaviorist was removed after 10-yrs as a publicly-posted resource. :---(
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    None of the video-links i posted were 'private' at the time.
    I'd post a comment & ask the owner to please provide the passcode.
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    SFAIK, Trish King's clips & Emily Larlham's videos are still ALL public-access.

    Emily Larlham AKA 'KikoPup' channel
    https://www.youtube.com/user/kikopup
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    Trish King dogs
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Trish+King+dogs
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    Trish King's channel
    https://www.youtube.com/user/trishk48
    She's also posted under "Marin Humane Society" & Tawser Dog Productions.
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    Sophia Yin's channel
    https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperBark1
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    Karen Overall DVM, DACVB [veterinary behaviorist]
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Karen+Overall+DVM
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    Dr Karen's channel
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AVSABehavior
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    more UTube goodies...
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    Trish McConnell's channel
    https://www.youtube.com/user/PatriciaMcConnell
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    Patricia isn't a vet-behaviorist, but a clinical behaviorist; she recently retired.
    Many of her seminars were recorded by Tawser Productions, who rent as well as sell them.
    If U don't want to buy it for keeps, see if it's on the rental list. ;-}
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    B.A.T. b-mod
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=BAT,+Behavior+Adjustment+Training,+dogs
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    Grisha Stewart's channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTzA3s_dO0FCVcdmbW6WEHg
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  7. Mike7788

    Mike7788 PetForums Junior

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    Thank you ever so much @leashedForLife , I really appreciate all these resources you've posted :)
    I know of Patricia McConnell and have watched a few of her videos. I really like the way she presents them, might just be something to do with her very likeable personality! I have also read one of her books, 'The other end of the leash', which I thoroughly enjoyed!

    Yeah, I will be sure to add to this thread if i come across any relevant resources!
     
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    BTW this lady is a Web-buddy of mine, she's in the UK -
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChn66vqcGZdnI9KdhC7Ap1g
    "AnimalCrackers" is her user-name.
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    Don't miss the clips of her mini-donkey, Bertie, learning to fetch a bumper,
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    daughter does an incredible job with untrained, spooky ponies who belong to a neighbor.
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    this gent is another Web-buddy, Leonard - he's in... Germany, i think. Terrific trainer.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/musicofnote1
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    & here's Chirag Patel, another wonderful UK trainer -
    https://www.youtube.com/user/DomesticatedManners
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    want to see a great example of abject terror?... :( Here it is...
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    commissure pulled back as a slot.
    Nostrils & pupils are dilated.
    Ears out & down.
    half-height walk, with belly close to the ground.
    Tail down.
    Head at chest level, chin below sternum.
    Whole body is contracted - trying to shrink; look how tight that left forepaw is, & the tight contraction of the RIGHT one, which is weight-bearing & should be s.p.r.e.a.d. by the pressure of their wt - ditto the off rear leg (the left ), the
    paw is EXTREMELY contracted, barely making contact with the substrate, instead walking on the 'claws' not the pads.
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    Petrified - poor thing. :(
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  11. Huskyhomelove

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    Somethimes dogs is to active :)
     
  12. Marino Tilatti

    Marino Tilatti PetForums Newbie

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    These are really very nice.
     
  13. Marino Tilatti

    Marino Tilatti PetForums Newbie

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    really very nice list of links, really helpful.
     
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    Cayley PetForums Junior

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    I am trying to understand my pups body language as best I can. And this... I got. She hates the front of our house. That is where the car is, (which she hates going in.) where the other cars are, and basically not where she wants to be. Even chicken can’t entice her sometimes.

    When she first got her, she was terrified. (Being a lab cross, I judge her fear based on if she will eat what is under her nose.) she would not eat. At one point I tried to help her build her confidence. I’d sit with her on my lap on the drive and chill. At one point I moved across the front lawn and sat. THAT picture you put is her exact body language as she crept across the lawn to me. At the time she was 9-10 weeks. She did, after that first independent trip, explore on her own a little more, slowly going further from me.

    What I don’t know/ understand, is the correct response from me. Her going further from me was a positive step here. However, at 15 weeks she still hates going on walks. I had to pretend to eat the chicken myself to get to come outside yesterday and that took me a good 20 mins.

    Knowing body language is useful, but how do we respond in order to help long term? Or being a puppy is it all just gradual?
     
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